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Zomi Community Centre

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Providing literacy training to adults and education to children.
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Most Burmese refugees are not aware of the importance of education in particular for their children, and the refugee community in general has limited access to quality education. ZCC would like to open a community centre where it will provide literacy training for adults, schooling for children, and awareness-raising seminars. In this first phase, the school will be open for three months.

You can help by contributing to the costs of running the school (rent, utilities, furniture, school supplies) for three months from September to November.

Additional Information

Name of Organization Zomi Community Organization
About the Organisation

The Zomi Community Organization is a social organization run by people from the Zomi ethnic group who are from the Chin State and speak the Tiddim dialect. They have been arriving in New Delhi since 2002.

The main purpose of the organization is to help fellow Zomi, build unity among the community, integrate with local people, solve problems with others, translate/interpret in different languages, lead/guide new comers to achieve their goals; approach resettlement process, and promote education.

Total Costs INR 17,000 (approx. CZK 6,500)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 9,500
Total Number of Shares 19
Location Budella, Vikas Puri, West Delhi
Timeframe December 2011
Progress Update

Outputs

After a slight delay due to issues within the organization, ZCO opened its community center in December and on the 4th of that month, four teachers began providing English classes to 32 young boys and girls. The students are divided into two classes according to their age and level of knowledge. Classes are held from 3pm to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Thanks to this project, young Zomi children have access to education and are also learning about etiquette and discipline, as well as Zomi culture and history, in their mother tongue, Zomi. At the same time, various Zomi committees can use the centre as a meeting place, to share and plan for the future.

Words from the Microgrant Recipient

“We the Zomi Community are really thankful unto The BCP for your hearing our apology, understanding our weakness, support us to run the school and lead to the common goal. We can never forget you/BCP what you have done good thing unto us by sowing discipline, good habit and standard etiquette unto the Zomi innocent children by our own hand. And we don’t want you to be departed from us.“

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1. Zomi Community Centre and ZCO members.

Zomi 1

2. Children and adults at the centre.

Zomi 2

3. English lesson.

Zomi 3

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